Sunday, July 20, 2008

Great Garage Sale Finds and a Hometown Parade

On Friday morning I was out the door to hit a few sales in my town. The first few sales I hit were pretty lame, but as I kept going I found some great stuff. One of the antique dealers in Old Town was having his annual Barn Sale. Found lots of cool vintage items there. Here is a peak at what I found.
Two lace tablecloths, vintage gold mirror, girl print on boards (sold the last one I found that was similar to this) neat old sewing drawer, old bottles, old frame, bag of vintage rick rack, two gingham aprons, watering can, old emphemra pics of little girls, old hat box, toy rifle

stack of vintage magazines, sheet music. Great graphics.

neat old typewriter

cute powder tins, bottle opener and glass knobs,

But the best find of the day was this awesome cabinet. Now, I'm not suppose to be bringing any big stuff home and I don't really have room for it right now at the antique mall, but I just couldn't resist. It is very dirty after sitting in a barn for who knows how long, and it has a few issues like missing cabinet door on the right side, missing glass and the door on the left is locked/stuck (no key), but come on! White crackley paint, pink paint on the inside on the left with pink shelves, cool hardware, neat carved details, what's not to love?

Here's another picture of the cabinet with the desk part down. Look at all those cute cubbies! This thing is made of solid oak and is so, so heavy. All I'm gonna do is give it a good scrubbing and it will be good to go. I've decided that even though I like making stuff pretty by giving it a makeover with paint, somethings are better left as is.

I was thrilled with my finds for the day. The best part is that I found everything here less than five minutes from my house.

So, are you ready for a parade? Yesterday was the Robinhood Festival in our town. We have been going to this Parade/Festival for the past 12 years, but I have missed the last three years due to Expo falling on the same weekend. I was thrilled we could all go again. It brought back such great memories of when we would take the kids when they were just little tikes.

Here are the parade goers, boy on right is my daughter's buddy.
Veterans, choked me up.

My friend Marcy's daughter Kate was in the Maid Marion Court.

Here's Marcy!

My friend Kevin leading the Robin Hood Marching Band.

Here's my friend Kelly with the Sherwood Youth Cheerleaders.

I loved these twirlers!

After the parade, the kids took off with their friends and hubby and I wandered down to Old Town to check out the Festival. Lots of booths, food and our favorite "Firemen Chicken" which we quickly got in line for as it always sells out fast. Took our chicken down to the stage area where we ate and watched some African musicians and the Reptile Man. It was such fun and a good reminder of how awesome it is to live in a small town.

Gotta run and get ready to take the kids to the airport. Will be stopping by Monticello to take a few more things. My honey has never been to Monticello so it will be fun to show him our new and improved booth. I promise to take some pictures this time.


Maison Douce said...

We missed the parade this year, Lisa!! We were at a soccer tournament all day, but came back early afternoon and still went downtown for some kids bungee fun and the yummy firemen chicken!! Talk to you soon!

Connie said...

My hubs/Love Bunny is a veteran and we thank you profusely for the statement about them, lovely chick! Thank you, thank you!

Timi said...

LOVE IT!!! What a great weekend you had. I love hometown parades. They are so much fun.
LOVE LOVE LOVE that little cabinet you got. What a find! Can't wait to see what it looks like when you get it all done.

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a great parade! Looks like it was so much fun. It reminds me of the little parade we used to have back in Buena Park, CA.
Patricia :o)

Thrifty Cents said...

Oooooh! I think I would have had a heart attack right there when I saw that cabinet/desk! It's beautiful! And the wood picture of the woman is just like one that I grew up with. Great job & all 5 mins. from your house?! Wow!

Debbie Kay said...

Hi Lisa:

What a great parade, so very wholesome and family oriented. I love that!

The cabinet is by far your latest and greatest score. Gonna look so neat after you put your "magic touch" on it, I am sure!!! You amaze me Lisa, you ALWAYS find such neat things....

Lots of blog love,
Debbie Kay

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

This looks like a great day! I love small town parades and the energy they bring to the town.

That bicycle would be hard to ride!!

Sorry I missed your giveaway! Darn! You had a lovely assortment of beautiful things!!! WOW! Happy Belated Birthday to you, too!


joyh82 said...

What a great time it looks like you had. Just love that cabinet you found!

Miss Gracie's House said...

Cool stuff!
I've been away for awhile-you have been a busy girl! Happy late Birthday!
I've sent you an email...
Have a great day!

Anonymous said...

you guys win the 'cute family award', hands down.
your town looks so charming! thanks for the pictures of the parade...i could almost hear the marching band :)

Kim's Treasures said...

Great finds! I love your treasures, I am really loving the Avon talc tins!
Have a great day!

Flea Market Queen said...

Sounds like a fabulous weekend...
You scored again!

Karen ~ Cider Antiques said...

Hi Lisa, Looks like you had a great time at the parade.

I just love that cabinet you bought! What a beauty.

Karen at Ciderantiques

cherished*vintage said...

Ok, so I bought a couple of the same Avon tins this week too. How crazy is that? I must say you have wonderful taste, as it is just like mine! hehe

Back Through Time said...

Our town parade and festival is at the end of August, I miss most of it since my store is right on the corner of Main street, I am too busy working. You look like you had a great time and love all your finds...... the cabinet is my favorite!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

My daddy bought us a big wheeled bike years ago and my brother who is 6'2" always rode it in the parade. When you turn even slightly...the wheel hits your leg and it is all you can do not to fall off!